University of Colorado using Envirolet Composting Toilet System
Posted by Scott
We briefly mentioned this before on Buzz, but here is more information and photos.
What’s the competition about?
The University of Colorado Solar Decathalon Team is installing an Envirolet® Waterless Remote System (12VDC) in their solar house for the 2005 Solar Decathalon Competition. The University of Colorado are the defending champions from 2002. The competition happens every three years.
“Recognizing the impact of building energy use on national energy and global environmental issues, the Department of Energy and its public and private partners joined to sponsor the first Solar Decathlon in 2002. The event is a national competition among University student teams to design, build, and operate a small home office building powered solely by solar energy. Due to the overwhelming success of the first competition, DOE and NREL are again sponsoring the Solar Decathlon in 2005.” (From the University of Colorado Solar Team web site
What’s the University of Colorado plan?
More from the CU
“The University of Colorado at Boulder Colleges of Architecture & Planning and Engineering & Applied Science have once again joined forces to compete in the 2005 Solar Decathlon Competition. The CU Team is commited to defending its 1st place trophy from the 2002 competition by returning to the National Mall with a compelling new design. This home will again demonstrate the viability of environmentally-conscious and energy-efficient solutions for today’s American lifestyle.”
Going to the Mall
In the fall, the solar house will be on display at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Part of the competiton dicates that the house must be able to be installed locally, disassembled and then quickly re-assemebled at the Mall!
The house is still being built in Colorado as we speak. Construction is underway in the parking lot of the Louisville, CO Home Depot (map
). They have not installed the Envirolet® yet, but we will keep you posted with some photos. And, we’ll let you know when you can go and see it in person.